‘Falling for Figaro’ Review: When the Overtures Are Operatic

I have to admit it’s refreshing to see a plus-size girl not only nab the promotion and the hunky man, but throw all of it away throughout the first quarter-hour. Unfortunately, my plaudits for “Falling for Figaro” largely finish there.

Directed by Ben Lewis, this completely generic and infrequently monotonous romance about an aspiring opera singer who falls in love with the competitors does, on one other positive observe, have the advantage of never succumbing to played-out physique picture commentary.

Millie (Danielle Macdonald), a whip-smart but unfulfilled finance govt whose boyfriend worships the ground she walks on, runs off to the Scottish Highlands to study with a famend vocal coach, the sharp-tongued Meghan (Joanna Lumley). Millie demonstrates potential, drawing the jealous irritation of Meghan’s longtime pupil, Max (Hugh Skinner), a working-class chap who bristles at his rich American rival’s sense of entitlement. Millie, in spite of everything, pays an abnormally high price for to study with Meghan.

Like too many movies about singers, “Falling for Figaro” builds towards a shot at fame and glory. Naturally, Millie and Max start to get cozy simply as the massive “Singer of Renown” contest approaches, complicating their plans to remain centered on their coaching. Good factor their (comparatively muted) emotional turmoil really spices up the standard of their performances, and kudos to Skinner for bolstering the film’s only convincing character arc when Max’s infatuation with Millie veers into fittingly operatic territory. As for Millie, effectively, she had all of it at first and she or he has all of it in the long run, not that you just’d anticipate something totally different.

Falling for Figaro
Not rated. Running time: 1 hour 44 minutes. In theaters and obtainable to lease or buy on Apple TV, Google Play and different streaming platforms and pay TV operators.

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